India v Sri Lanka, 3rd women's T20, Visakhapatnam January 28, 2014

Sri Lanka Women take series after six-wicket win

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka Women 121 for 4 (Siriwardene 46*, Lokusuriyage 24*) beat India Women 117 for 8 (Raut 38, Samuddika 2-18, Prabodhani 2-20) by six wickets

An incisive bowling performance from Sri Lanka Women paved the way for the team's six-wicket victory against India Women in Visakhapatnam, and helped them take the series 2-1.

India, put in to bat, lost four quick wickets to slump to 12 for 4 inside four overs. Poonam Raut briefly stopped the slide, scoring a slow, but important 38 which included three fours, before departing in the 17th over. At 87 for 7, Sri Lanka would've hoped to clean up the tail quickly, but Jhulan Goswami, coming in at No.8, struck three sixes during an unbeaten 26-ball 37 to lift the hosts to 117 for 8 from their 20 overs. The seamers and spinners shared eight wickets between them for Sri Lanka, as Udeshika Prabodhani, Eshani Lokusuriyage, Maduri Samuddika and Shashikala Siriwardene ran through a line-up in which only three batters reached double figures.

Sri Lanka were slow chasing a paltry total, and were even 44 for 3 in the ninth over at one stage. However, the captain Siriwardene anchored the innings with a 42-ball 46 and forged an unbroken 32 runs for the fifth wicket with Lokusuriyage to take the visitors home with seven balls remaining.

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  • Ranil on January 30, 2014, 0:10 GMT

    The girls simply deserves the highest accolades for pulling off this victory. Congrats to the whole team specially to the captain Shashikala .

  • Dummy4 on January 28, 2014, 18:32 GMT

    Well Done Sri Lankan Girls. I am always a big fan of you!!!!

  • Rajith on January 28, 2014, 16:23 GMT

    Eshani Kaushalya... Muscular woman in Women cricket.

  • Dummy4 on January 28, 2014, 13:38 GMT

    congrats lovely girls.... proud of u ..well played

  • Yohan on January 28, 2014, 12:39 GMT

    Well done SL girls . you lost ODI series but came back strongly to win this . time for administrators to open up on ladies game . they might improve further with financial and infrastructure . well done . Bad day for India as both their men & women teams lost series today .

  • Dummy4 on January 28, 2014, 12:12 GMT

    well done SL lionesses!!!! beating Indians in India is a great achievement!!!

  • Janaka on January 28, 2014, 11:22 GMT

    Congratulations Sri Lanka! Wow!!! Awesome!!! I wish we could watch that match live!

  • Shamalka on January 28, 2014, 10:54 GMT

    Weldone lionesses! Both India Men & Women teams are going through a very bad period probably due to their own mistakes...

  • Dummy4 on January 28, 2014, 10:35 GMT

    where is mithali? shes in indias best player all time........ and this is always stupid to rest her.... it would be a gud game then... but im always happy to she SL girls win..........................

  • Anver on January 28, 2014, 10:23 GMT

    Superb !!! beating an Indian team in India is always a big achievement by any visiting team.... very well played again & keep the Lion Flag flying !!!!

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